be cut adrift

be cut adrift

To be detached or cut off from something. Likened to a boat having its mooring cut so that it drifts freely in the water. She was cut adrift after her parents found drugs in her room and kicked her out of the house.
See also: adrift, cut
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In an olive branch to Tory eurosceptics, Cameron will say Britain would not be cut adrift if it leaves.
Burnham said: "We are saying no sport will be cut adrift.
Burnham told BBC Radio Five Live: "We are saying no sport will be cut adrift.
Head coach Brian Ashton has started the process of cutting names from World Cup contention, with Olly Morgan, Fraser Waters, Shane Geraghty, Louis Deacon, Andy Hazell and Magnus Lund the first batch to be cut adrift.
But if it happens, it would spell bad news for the Second and Third Division clubs who would be cut adrift.
Bruce is confident chairman David Gold, co-owner David Sullivan and co will back him financially if Blues are in with a fighting chance of Premiership survival but should the side be cut adrift of the safety zone then the cash for new blood is unlikely to be forthcoming.